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Gm from Hayward, Wi writes

How do I apply Fertilome Tree & Shrub Systemic Insect Drench to apple trees?

What should the weather conditions be at time of application? When and how often should I apply it to the trees and at what state of apple tree growth- as in budding or before budding?


You will apply Fertilome Tree & Shrub Systemic Insect Drench on a clear dry day where no rain is expected for at least 6 hours and the ground is not frozen.  You will only need to apply the product once a year.  The product label does not list any restrictions on timing of application for apple tree budding so you can use it at any time the tree is actively growing and it will pull the product up through the tree to treat even new growth and protect it. Make sure you use a sufficient water volume when treating to evenly disperse it into the entire root zone,  and use 1 oz per inch of distance around the trunk at chest height. 

Answer last updated on: 03/30/2017

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